Hey there Campers,
Today was a start of a very relaxing day. We got up later since we were not going to the city. We decided to go to the Seventh Day Adventist General Conference Headquarters in Silver Springs, MD. When we walked into the White Estates museum guess who we saw, Ania from Pleasant Hill. I was the teacher’s assistant for 1st & 2nd grade at Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy and she was one of the students. Small world.
James Edison White decided he needed to take the Advent message to the African-American people in the south. He and his wife built a boat, The Morning Star, to take the message to the people since the whites in the area refused to have church with former slaves.
Ellen had a vision about making a college for African Americans. This vision became Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL.
Some quick facts about Ellen White:
- Leaders of the church were apart of the Great Awakening
- 1860 Adventist name started
- Believed in working with the poor and disadvantage
- Dress reform changed fashions
- Traveled abroad spreading the gospel
- Steps to Christ produced in 165 languages
The museum ends with an awesome video-a-rama showing how Christ was in the beginning to the present.
We journeyed back to the Park where we met a teacher, Courtney, from Prince George County. He was selected to pilot a program with the National Parks. He was very knowledgeable. He told us that he came to D.C. because her heard schools there had low scores and wanted to help. Wow!! Pure dedication.
Well Campers, until next time.
Lo & Bren